In my early teen years, I read the book, “When God Writes Your Love Story” by Eric and Leslie Ludy. I feel head over heels for their oh so perfect love story and how they waited on the Lord to bring them their spouses. Pouring over the book, I read of their trials and triumphs, dreaming of one day having a story like theirs. I decided that day to allow God to write His love story for my life. I gave Him the pen and allowed my life to be the paper on which His ink poured the stories onto. Letting God take control and write my love story. So I locked up my heart and I gave God the key to my heart and the pen to write my story however He saw best for me.
Even though the Ludy’s had trials in their relationship too, it just wasn’t the same as what I was experiencing. Here they had each other and I was still alone. It’s easier to be full of faith that He will write the perfect love story in my life when it hasn’t been years and years of waiting. I began to loose sight of my story as I lost the grasp of what God was doing. Maybe your story has been like mine. You have been waiting, patiently waiting for God to bring you the man that He has for you. It’s been years now since you have been waiting. You are still alone with no man in sight.
When You Just Don’t Understand Why You Are Still Single
Here I am at 23 years old, and while it may not be considered that old to be married, most of my friends and family were married at a far earlier age. Thoughts have swirled around my head until I thought I would burst. Has God forgotten where He placed the pen to write my story? Is there even a man out there? Is allowing Him to write my love story a wrong idea? Has He forgotten that I my hearts deepest desire is to get married? Maybe I just needed to give God a hand. Maybe I needed to help Him decide who was the perfect fit for my life. Maybe I needed to place my hand in the pot and give it a stir. Maybe this fairytale life I had dreamed of living and the “they lived happily ever after” were dreams that needed to fade away.
Hollywood Love Story vs. God’s Love Story
Darling, don’t compare your love story to those written by Hollywood screenwriters or to the love story of those around you. The marriage that you want is one that is created by God. It will be one that He designed it to be and not one that you could think of or one that you compare your vision of your future marriage to. I still don’t understand why He is talking His time to write my love story, but I know that He is in control. I don’t know why I feel like He will never write my love story or why I am one of the last of my friends to be in a relationship or get married. The only way that I have peace about still allowing Him to write my love story is that He is still working on my heart and I know that He is still working on my future husband’s heart. There is a reason why He is not writing my love story right now and I just have to trust Him. No, it is not easy. It is incredibly hard to trust Him when I don’t see what He is doing or why He is taking His time but that is why it’s called trust. My entire faith has to be completely placed in Him. I have a confident expectation that He will write my love story like nothing Hollywood could ever write because it will be written by the most perfect Author ever!
The One who paints masterpieces in the sky with splashes of orange and purple across the sky. The One who gives the birds of the air the ability to take flight and possess beautiful feathers. The One who breathed life into dust to make man and then placed a deep sleep over man to create a woman from his ribs who would be a suitable helpmate for him. This One is the same One who created you, who fashioned you together while you were still in your mother’s womb, and still the very same One who so perfectly writes every detail of your life’s story to perfection; with no error or flaw. This is the very same One who you have entrusted your life’s love story to. He cares so very much for you and for every single detail and there is not one thing that He does not orchestrate or that comes as a surprise to Him. Darling, He has not forgotten to write your love story even though you may not see Him at work right now. He is working in your life to write your love story to be more than any movie could ever portray.